India is a multifaceted country with huge regional span. India presents an excellent diversity of topography, natural features, cultures, traditions, people, languages, economic features and more. Sustaining this kind of diversities is not an easy task. Even, it would not be fair to present all the features under one region. To give every region and feature its due regard, India is divided into six zones based upon climatic, geographical and cultural features. To start your journey into Indian zones, a zonal map of India would be the best tool.
Looking at the zonal map of India, you can check that India is divided into six zones namely North Zone, South Zone, East Zone, West Zone, Central Zone and North East Zone. All these zones include 29 states and 7 union territories. Each zone is comprised of certain number of states and union territories.
North Zone: North zone of India houses the sates of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand , Uttar Pradesh and Haryana. The zonal map shows the state boundaries, highways, railways and capitals. This zone of India is also the home to mighty Himalayas and other mountain ranges. Thousands of tourists travel this region for enjoying mountains.
East Zone: the east zone is comprised of states of Bihar, Orissa, Jharkhand, and West Bengal. This region is rich in minerals, flora, and fauna in dense forests.
West Zone: This zone has the states of Rajasthan , Gujarat, Goa and Maharashtra. Goa and many places in Maharashtra are located in the western coasts and are known or their spectacular natural beauty. In addition, Rajasthan and Gujarat
South Zone: States of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu occupy the South Zone on India. This zone is flanked by oceans on three sides and therefore, home to scenic beaches. In addition, culture and languages are strikingly different from rest of India.
Central Zone: Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh are the only occupants of this zone. Being a plateau region, it is rich in minerals and is also home to many famous wildlife sanctuaries, national parks and bioreserve.
North East Zone - Assam, Sikkim, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura and Arunachal Pradesh are located in this zone. Though due to accessibility problems it is cut from rest of India, it attracts tourists for its captivating natural vistas.Last Updated on : 4/13/2012